Format of the ASP Professional Discussion assessment


Your final assessment will take the form of a one-hour professional discussion (PD) with a panel of three specialists assessors.

Your professional discussion will contain four separate professional discussion elements drawn from one or more of three groups:

  1. introductory material
  2. upper GI
  3. lower GI

Each discussion element lasts 10 minutes and you may be asked about an aspect of your specialist practice, for example:

  • basic tests and checks
  • patient history
  • teaching a colleague
  • explaining specific tests or examinations
  • interpreting test results, images or graphs
  • interpreting data
  • patient pathways
  • recognising system artefacts